Boulenophrys baishanzuensis (Wu, Li, Liu, Wang, and Wu, 2020)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Boulenophrys > Species: Boulenophrys baishanzuensis

Megophrys baishanzuensis Wu, Li, Liu, Wang, and Wu, 2020, ZooKeys, 1005: 84. Holotype: CIBQY 20200726001, by original designation. Type locality: "Baishanzu National Park, Qingyuan County, Zhejiang Province, China (27.76°N, 119.18°E, ca. 1537 m a.s.l.)".

Boulenophrys baishanzuensis — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 679 (by implication); Qi, Lyu, Wang, Mo, Zeng, Zeng, Dai, Li, Grismer, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 5072: 403, new combination.

English Names

Baishanzu Horned Toad (original publication). 


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Baishanzu National Park, Qingyuan County, Zhejiang Province, China, 1400 to 1600 m elevation). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Most closely related to Megophrys (now Boulenophrys) kuatunensis, from which it differs in morphology, call, and molecular markers, according to the original publication; the larva was also described. Lyu, Qi, Wang, Zhang, Zhao, Zeng, Wan, Yang, Mo, and Wang, 2023, Zool. Res., Kunming, 44: 423–424, provided an account and placed this species in their Boulenophrys boettgeri group. 

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